Nuclear Medicine Bone Scans, but NOT DEXA Scans, for Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain

Regarding “Bone Scans” for Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain… Someone recently asked me to explain the difference between a DEXA Scan and a Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan. DEXA: A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, also called a bone density scan, is a common technique used to measure bone density. This test is basically done to […]

Tailbone Book, Chapter 5: CAUSES of Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

Tailbone Book, Chapter 5: CAUSES of Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain This is the next in a series of coccyx pain videos, giving you highlights from the chapters of Dr. Foye’s book, “Tailbone Pain Relief Now!” The actual VIDEO is at the bottom of this page. Here is the TEXT from the video: Hi. I’m Dr. […]

How Big is that Coccyx Mass, Cyst, Tumor, or Cancer?

Sometimes I find that my patients with tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia) actually have a mass, cyst, tumor, or cancer either within the tailbone itself or in the nearby tissues. Examples can include pilonidal cyst, retro-rectal hamartoma (tailgut cyst), chordoma (a type of bone cancer that tends to happen at the coccyx and is […]

Bone scans often FAIL to show tailbone cancer or coccyx injury

A “bone scan” is a test performed by the nuclear medicine part of a radiology center.

The nuclear medicine bone scan is generally considered to be very good for detecting bone destruction from things like bone cancer (malignancy), bone infection (osteomyelitis), or bone injuries (such as fractures).

If the bone scan is truly being done […]

Tailbone pain: Cancer and Infection

In the news…

A United States military veteran with tailbone pain (also called coccyx pain, or coccydynia) turned out to have cancer and infection (a pus-filled abscess) in the tailbone region.

This shows the importance of proper medical care and thorough medical work-up.

Here is the news article and video: http://wlfi.com/2015/07/15/news-18-special-report-va-investigating-wl-doctor-after-veterans-complaint/

(FYI: he’s not […]

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